My reply is solely based on what I've read and understood from online material and friends in Canada. To answer if it is safe to land on 1st, the only problem I see is that as it is very close to the expiration of your medicals, I have read that landing officer might ask you to get your medicals done again. I don't know much on how one can go about this at an airport. Senior members here can give you more clarity.Hello, I have a query. Back to my September AOR group because trust you all the most.
My CoPR expires on 20 Sep 2019. Would it be safe to travel to canada for the first itme on Sep 1st? PR issuance will take a further 2-3 months. By that time my CoPR would be expired already. Would my stay, because of expired CoPR and pending PR, be illegal? Just trying to gain clarity so I dont make any mistakes. Will appreciate help.
Also any email address or contact number where I can get an official reply/acknowledgement on this?
Thanks for help!! Sorry I am alone so confused on things. Will appreciate help.
Regarding PR issuance taking 2-3 months, yes the card issuance takes that much time. However, you become a PR, the day you land. During landing there is this other number (kindly check what it is called) that is issued to you through which you can go ahead and open your bank accounts and register for your health insurance (though places like Ontario take like 3 months time for it to kick in, that is one might have to have a private insurance for those 3 months if living in that province). So as you are already a PR, your stay will not be illegal.
Between landing and PR card arrival, the place you might face issue is if you leave Canada. You will need your PR card to fly back as your visa will not be valid anymore to board the flight. But at all ports of entry in Canada, the Copr is recognised, so returning by land from US or should you hold a passport form a country with on arrival visa for Canada, this should not be a problem while you wait for you PR card.